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Our alpaca boys are looking for a lovely new home – alpacas for sale!

At the moment, Tracy’s herd consists of 18 alpacas; 14 girls and 4 boys with 4 crias (baby alpacas) on the way. You have to keep the girls and boys in separate fields and with feeding, watering, poo cleaning and other general husbandry tasks, it is all proving a bit much alongside running our ever expanding business. It is with great reluctance that Tracy has decided to sell her boys (and some of her girls) as only having one field to look after will cut the time it takes looking after the animals in half. 

Our boys are lovely animals. There’s George, Charlie and Iago, all bred by Tracy herself, and Bollinger a stud male we traded for Hero when fresh blood was needed for our herd. George and Bollinger are both stud males with excellent qualities. Charlie and Iago are also lovely animals, but they didn’t quite make it as studs, and are therefore neutered. They will make excellent pets or guard animals. All the animals are pedigree registered with the British Alpaca Society and are microchipped.

Do you think you can offer our boys a good home? Do get in touch!

One of the things you look for in a good animal is of course how good their fleece is, and anyone talking to Tracy about what she looks for when buying our fleece will hear about microns. At Purl Alpaca Designs, we have a cut off point of 25 microns which means that our yarn is super soft and a joy to knit with; but what is a micron?

A micron is the measurement used as an industry standard to describe the thickness of each individual hair in a small sample taken at shearing. One micron is 1,000th of a millimetre thick and invisible to the naked eye. To give an example, a human blood cell is 7 microns wide, whereas a human hair is about 70 microns. So if an alpaca produces fleece with an average count of under 25 microns, we’re talking about an incredibly fine fibre. Tracy has just had her herd’s fibre stats back from the Australian Alpaca Fibre Testing Authority.

So, let’s introduce our boys!

IAGO

Iago is a lovely colour
Iago’s fleece is dense and fine
Iago is a neutered male. He has got a lovely temperament and would make a fabulous pet. 
He has got a lovely fleece, perfect for someone hand spinning their own yarn. 
Iago is the offspring to Dusty and Blue Circus.
His fleece measures 21.3 microns which is very fine. 
Iago is 3 years old this year.
Price £600 (ex VAT)

GEORGE

George is a fantastic looking alpaca
George is a fabulous alpaca. He is the offspring of Tracy’s Duchess and Snowmass XXX 
(an American stud male) and came 4th at the Alpaca Futurity in 2013
(that is the Crufts of the alpaca world). 
George’s fleece measures only 20 microns. This is a fabulous fleece for 
a 5 year old alpaca and a brilliant genetic to pass on!
Price  £3500 (ex VAT)
BOLLINGER

Bollinger is a very calm and friendly stud male
Bollinger is fairly new to our herd but he has adapted easily to his new surroundings. 
He was swapped for Tracy’s Hero with Liz Giblin at Butler’s Farm farm 
to bring fresh bloodlines to both herds.
Bollinger is the offspring to EP Cambridge Courage and 
Morden Hall Champagne, both with excellent genetics. 
His fleece is very dense and fine with a micron count of 19.7
 and has a good staple length. 
He is strong and of stocky build and is 4 years old.
Price £3500 (ex VAT)
CHARLIE

Charlie would make a fabulous pet alpaca

Charlie is one of Tracy’s own alpacas, offspring to Tracy’s Beauty.
As a little cria he was very naughty and you may remember him running around with a 
plastic bag in his mouth? He has grown a bit since then and is a very large alpaca. 
Charlie is a very protective alpaca and would make a great guard animal or pet.
Charlie’s fleece is not as fine as the other three, but still under our cut off point 
and would provide an excellent fleece for a hand spinner or felt maker. 
Charlie is 5 years old and his fleece measures 23 microns.
Price £600 (ex VAT)

Would you like to own your very own piece of Purl Alpaca Designs’ history? Here is your chance! Get in touch on email!

Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx


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